Bookish subscription boxes are something I’m obsessed with. I love watching all the unboxing videos on YouTube, getting excited about the theme of the box for the month, and lament over the fact that I will never be able to choose with bookish subscription box I want to sell my soul to because there are just so many fantastic ones. But even though I think bookish subscription boxes are glorious and simply the best thing that’s happened to book nerds since Book Depository, it wasn’t until recently that I’d actually received a box.
I’m not kidding – it was the highlight of my week.
But there are a few reasons why I haven’t signed up for a regular bookish subscription box, and it sometimes makes it a little hard.
- Having subscription boxes shipped to Australia is EXPENSIVE. I absolutely adore OwlCrate and FairyLoot, but the shipping ends up being around the same cost as the box itself, which is heartbreaking.
- What if I get a book I already have? I receive a lot of books for reviewing, some of them before they’ve been released, so it’s hard to commit to a bookish subscription box when I’m not 100% what the Book of the Month will be.
- Things getting lost in the post. Australia’s postal service is notorious for being terrible and losing things, so it would be devastating to have such an important parcel go missing.
However, Be Bookish! was kind enough to send me one of their boxes to review! I’m super impressed by the gorgeous selection of goodies and the book was one that I’ve been eyeing for ages but hadn’t got around to purchasing!
So let’s unbox this thing together!